Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions - Preliminary Round
Jan 08, 2019 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Auditions - Preliminary Round, Day 2
Jan 09, 2019 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Carolyn Johnson is an Equity actress, singer, director and dialect, voice & acting coach with more than 30 years of professional experience. She has been the dialect and vocal coach on numerous productions, most recently for the opera, Dead Man Walking, starring Joyce DiDonato, at both The Teatro Real Opera (Madrid, Spain) and The Barbican/BBC Symphony (London). She has coached for Houston Grand Opera, Prague Shakespeare Co., Stages Repertory Theatre, Ensemble Theatre, and Main Street Theater among others. Carolyn directs, both professionally and academically, for the stage; most recently, Mauritius for Lamar University and Panto for Stages Repertory Theatre (Houston Press Best Musical Nomination), and regularly performs with theatres in Houston, Prague, Chicago, LA and Philadelphia. Recent roles include A Midnight Clear for Stages Repertory Theatre, (Sr. Bernadette, world premiere) Much Ado About Nothing for Prague Shakespeare Company (Don John), Trevor for Catastrophic Theatre (Sandra), End of The Rainbow (Judy Garland) and Luna Gale for Stages Repertory Theatre (Caroline), for which she won the 2017 Houston Press Best Actress Award. In Chicago, she was a company member of Noble Fool Theatre and Co-Artistic Director of Bugeater Theatre. Carolyn also privately teaches/coaches accents and acting, and works with the online accent resource, AccentHelp.com. She received her BFA in Acting from The University of Nebraska-Lincoln.